Day 2, Little Rock to Amarillo and Route 66

Oct 8, 2017 Sun0Route 66
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Oct 8, 2017 Sun 2:34 PM CDT Alt: 1861
Canute, OK, Route 66

Miles:628
Start Point:Forrest City, AR
End Point:Amarillo, TX
Weather:60’s to low 70’s


Quick Links
  1. Canute, OK
  2. Conoco Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Cafe, Shamrock, TX
  3. McLean, TX
  4. Alanreed, TX
  5. Near Ghost Town of Jericho, TX and Jericho Cemetery
  6. Leaning Tower of Texas, Groom, TX
  7. Elevation Changes During the Day
  8. Track Log for Today
  9. Other Blogs About This Trip

Today we visited some Route 66 sites I photographed earlier this year during my “40 to Phoenix” motorcycle ride. You can read more details about some of these places in that blog here.

Our favorite camping place, Walmart. There were 18 wheelers in this one. We have never seen that before.

Oct 8, 2017 Sun 5:39 AM EDT
WalMart Campground

We both like getting out early.

Oct 8, 2017 Sun 7:42 AM CDT Alt: 708

Neat video of transporting one of the blades for the windmills in the area.

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Transporting a single blade for a windmill.
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This is the original Route 66 road near Oklahoma City, OK. Note the concrete, narrow lanes and the upturned edges of the road to control water runoff.

Oct 8, 2017 Sun 1:18 PM CDT Alt: 1521
Original Route 66 roadbed
Oct 8, 2017 Sun 1:20 PM CDT Alt: 1521
Original Route 66 roadbed
Laurie


Canute, OK



Oct 8, 2017 Sun 2:34 PM CDT Alt: 1888
Canute, OK, Route 66
Oct 8, 2017 Sun 2:34 PM CDT Alt: 1861
Canute, OK, Route 66
Oct 8, 2017 Sun 2:39 PM CDT Alt: 1894
Canute, OK, Route 66
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Laurie doing a pole dance.
Bobby, Laurie
Oct 8, 2017 Sun 3:42 PM CDT Alt: 2119

Bobby, Laurie


Conoco Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Cafe, Shamrock, TX



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U-Drop-Inn, Shamrock, TX
Laurie
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U-Drop-Inn, Shamrock, TX
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U-Drop-Inn, Shamrock, TX
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U-Drop-Inn, Shamrock, TX
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U-Drop-Inn, Shamrock, TX
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U-Drop-Inn, Shamrock, TX
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U-Drop-Inn, Shamrock, TX
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Restored Magnolia gas station, Shamrock, TX
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Restored Magnolia gas station, Shamrock, TX


McLean, TX



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Restored gas station, McLean, TX
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Restored gas station, McLean, TX
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Restored gas station, McLean, TX
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Restored gas station, McLean, TX
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Restored gas station, McLean, TX
Bobby
Oct 8, 2017 Sun 4:52 PM CDT Alt: 2853
Restored gas station, McLean, TX
Oct 8, 2017 Sun 4:53 PM CDT Alt: 2853
Restored gas station, McLean, TX
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Restored gas station, McLean, TX


Alanreed, TX



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Alanreed, TX, Route 66
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Alanreed, TX, Route 66
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Alanreed, TX, Route 66
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Alanreed, TX, Route 66
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Alanreed, TX, Route 66


Near Ghost Town of Jericho, TX and Jericho Cemetery



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Leaning Tower of Texas, Groom, TX



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Leaning Tower of Texas, Groom, TX


Elevation Changes During the Day



The day started at 425 feet and ended at 3,634 feet. The highest altitude was 3,634 feet and the lowest altitude was 250 feet.



Track Log for Today




You may be interested in the next article, Day 3, Route 66 From Amarillo to Bosque, NM.

The previous article is Wing World Article.

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